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UPDATED June 24: Arlington Center for the Arts presented the return of Arlington Porchfest on Saturday, June 18, from noon to 6 p.m. -- the fourth such event and the first since 2019.
Since 2016, the event has been uniting live music with community participation in a daylong celebration of the arts in Arlington. Porchfest is a grass-roots music festival where bands play on front porches across town and people walk, bike or drive around to enjoy tons of free outdoor music, dancing and art.
This year’s event will present almost 250 porches, bands and exhibits for the community to visit across Arlington.
Tom Formicola, ACA’s executive director, said in a June 10 news release: “All of us at ACA are so excited to celebrate the return of Arlington Porchfest. And given the enthusiastic response we've gotten from the community -- it seems the feeling is mutual. From one end of town to the other, we are anticipating a joyful day of music and art. Everyone's invited to join the fun!”
The event runs from noon to 6, with the “west zone” activated from noon to 4, and the “east zone” activated from 2 to 6. Download a full event map and schedule of events from arlington-porchfest >>
This year’s event in made possible in part by a festivals grant from the Mass. Cultural Council, a state agency.
The Arlington Center for the Arts is a community arts center devoted to the mission of "transforming lives and building community through the arts." For the last 30 years, ACA has opened its doors to a community of artists, learners, and supporters of the arts and has committed to engagement, access, and inclusion of all art forms.
In 2018, thanks to the support of many generous individuals in the community, the ACA finished renovations and moved into their new facility at 20 Academy St., Arlington. To learn more, visit the website at www.acarts.org.
This news announcement was published Tuesday, March 15, 2022, and updated June 24, to add ACMi video.
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